Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

July 13, 2006

Suspected gunman fatally shot by officer

A suspected gunman was fatally shot last night by a city police officer after a foot chase through an alley in the Washington Village section of South Baltimore, authorities said.

The shooting occurred after a Southern District officer was dispatched at 8:07 p.m. to the 1300 block of Sargeant St. to investigate a report of a man discharging a firearm, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

When the officer arrived, he saw a man run down an alley toward the 1100 block of S. Carey St. The officer chased him, and fired several shots -- hitting the man at least once, said police Maj. Eric Jordan.

The wounded man was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about 11 p.m., police said. Neither he nor the officer was identified by police last night.

Hours after the shooting, it had not been determined whether the man had attempted to shoot the officer, or if the man was found to have had a weapon.

Homicide detectives were investigating.

Richard Irwin

Man, 28, dies of stab wounds

A 28-year-old man died yesterday after he was stabbed several times in the 500 block of Sheridan Ave. in North Baltimore and sought help at a nearby gas station, city police said.

The victim - whose name was withheld - was wounded several times in the stomach, back and right arm shortly after 3:30 a.m. He ran to a gas station in the 5300 block of York Road and was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died at 5:33 a.m., said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. A motive for the attack was not known, he said.

Also yesterday, city homicide detectives were investigating the shooting about 5:30 p.m. of an unidentified man in the 500 block of N. Fulton Ave. in West Baltimore.

The victim was shot at least once in the head and was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Gus G. Sentementes and Richard Irwin

Suspect sought in killing

A 40-year-old man has been charged in a warrant with murder in the fatal stabbing of another man June 24 in the Curtis Bay area of southern Baltimore, and police are seeking the public's help in finding him.

Wanted is Mark Anthony "Cat" Brooks, whose last known address was in the 2200 block of Clifton Ave., police said. Brooks, who has the name Trina tattooed on his neck and right hand, often frequents the area of Park Heights and West Belvedere avenues and should be considered armed and dangerous, said Detective Anthony Lansey of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force.

Brooks is charged in a warrant with first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon in the death of Russell Eugene Duckworth Jr., 33, who was stabbed multiple times in the neck and upper body during a fight in the 4800 block of Pennington Ave., police said. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to Brooks' arrest.

Richard Irwin

Man, 20, killed in Edgewood

A 20-year-old Harford County man was killed yesterday afternoon when he was shot in the face outside an Edgewood residence, authorities said.

County sheriff's deputies responded about 3:15 p.m. to the 1800 block of Brookside Drive, less than a half-mile from their southern precinct, where they found the victim dead, said Robert B. Thomas, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. The man's name was not released.

Although gang--related violence has been prevalent in the area in recent months, there was no apparent indication of gang involvement in the incident, Thomas said.

Justin Fenton

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